What does "time and again" mean in the following example?

Time and again, I have seen a very good opportunity follow right on ...

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Time and again means over and over, repeatedly.

He has been scolded in front of the class time and again.

Obama seems to have fooled the nation time and again.

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    The second is a bit loaded, no? You could also say "The American people have chosen to elect Obama time and again" except I would think time and again are more than twice – mplungjan Aug 7 '13 at 6:27
  • @mplungjan Sometimes you gotta be loaded;) – Noah Aug 7 '13 at 7:13
  • @mplungjan I agree that "time and again" implies more than twice, and probably also more than thrice. – TrevorD Aug 7 '13 at 10:44

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